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STARLET

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Directed by Sean Baker
United States, 2012
Drama
      English
      English, French
      ADULT

Synopsis

After a confrontation at a yard sale, 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from elderly widow Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

Our take

Before shooting Tangerine on an iPhone 5, writer-director Sean Baker made this heartfelt mismatched-friends drama. Featuring an impressive, tender performance from actor Dree Hemingway (the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway!), Starlet is a dazzling ode to cross-generational companionship.

Synopsis

After a confrontation at a yard sale, 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from elderly widow Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

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StarletDirected bySean Baker
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2012 | Winner: Junior Jury Award (International Competition)
Independent Spirit Awards
2013 | Winner: Robert Altman Award
2013 | Nominee: John Cassavetes Award
SXSW Film Festival
2012 | Winner: Narrative Competition (Special Jury Award)

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